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Hazardous waste

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What is hazardous waste?

An item is considered hazardous if it is:

  • flammable
  • toxic
  • explosive
  • corrosive
  • radioactive.

Common examples include most chemicals, paint, acid and gas cylinders.

Learn more about how to Reduce hazardous waste.

How to dispose of hazardous waste

Do not put hazardous waste in your kerbside rubbish or recycling bin, or down any drain.

There are transfer stations and private companies that accept specific items.

Use the search to find a place that will take your hazardous waste.

How to get rid of unwanted items search.